Today at MWPAI Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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  • Film
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

    Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), set in the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.

  • Register Now For Winter Art Classes
    Register Now For Winter Art Classes
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Friday, March 3, 2017
  • School of Art Gallery
    Painting and Drawing Exhibition: Darren Haper and Jon Petro
    Friday, January 20 - Friday, February 24, 2017

    The School of Art Gallery at PrattMWP College of Art & Design is hosting a two-person painting exhibition with the dynamic and energetic work of artists Darren Haper and Jon Petro.

  • Become a Volunteer Museum Docent!
    Become a Volunteer Museum Docent!
    Wednesday, January 25 - Friday, March 3, 2017
    Love Art? Love MWPAI? Become a Volunteer Museum Docent! No formal background in art necessary. Applications accepted through March 3. Training begins in April. For more info go to or contact Meg Gianetti, Museum Education, email[] or 797-0000 ext. 2146
  • American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Group Tours
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

    To arrange a private docent-led tour, contact the Museum Education Department two weeks in advance at 315-797-0000, ext. 2170.


  • Exhibition
    European Masterworks From The Permanent Collection
    Monday, January 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
    European Modernism masterpieces are on view in the Museum of Art's permanent collection galleries. Included are artworks by Kandinsky, Mondrian, Picasso, Dali, and many others.
  • Exhibition
    Portable Magic: Reading and Writing in the Visual Arts
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic” Stephen King, “On Writing”
  • Exhibition
    Rita Lombardi: On Libraries
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
    In conjunction with “Portable Magic,” the Museum hosts an exhibition of photographs by Rita Lombardi, photographer and PrattMWP assistant professor. Lombardi has photographed libraries across the country in a thoughtful exploration of these spaces that are dedicated to making information accessible to all patrons, a mission that symbolizes the best of American values.
  • Exhibition
    Collage / Reformat / Refocus
    Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Cutting and pasting, sampling this tune and that, collage in all its forms is truly a modern medium. It was born of the 20th-century’s newly fast-paced life in transit, capturing a fragmented glimpse of the passing world from a speeding train or automobile, or bits of fading sounds heard through a car window.
  • Exhibition
    American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
    Quilts tell stories. They commemorate events, celebrate individuals, relate family or community histories, and are symbols of patriotism or emblems of women’s empowerment. Fabric Stories will explore the narrative quality of quilts made from the 19th century to today.
  • Exhibition
    Crazy Quilts: Art in Pieces
    Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
    Crazy quilts are quintessential Victorian-era textiles that decorated beds, tables, settees, and even mantles. While the patterns of crazy quilts are meant to look random, as the name implies, the quilts are actually carefully pieced together artworks and time capsules that relate stories of the maker and her community. This exhibition will showcase the best of the Museum of Art’s crazy quilt collection. Each example boasts intricate patterns that combine luxurious fabrics with needlework skills of the highest caliber.
  • Exhibition
    Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions
    Friday, April 14 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
    Always fashionable, the Williams-Proctor family collected artworks and decorative arts in the latest styles—from the rage for Japanese ceramics to the realistic landscapes of country life of French Barbizon School paintings. Stylish and appropriate dress was equally important. Fashion, as a form of art, carries layers of meaning including reflecting personality, status, and social mores.
  • Exhibition
    Sophomore Student Exhibition
    Saturday, April 15 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Reception May 6, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Exhibition
    Cocktail Culture
    Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
    The earliest use in print of the term “cock-tail” for a mixed drink is said to have been in a 1798 London newspaper, though the term at the time was understood to be for a horse with its tail cut short to indicate it was of mixed breed. In the United States, one Jerry Thomas of Connecticut is considered the father of bartending for recording cocktail recipes. Whatever the origin, wine, spirits, and mixed drinks make for conviviality, which can inspire artisans to create beautiful objects for said fun and artists to document the goings-on that such fun can wreak. Cocktail Culture surveys a range of fine and decorative arts derived from this celebratory tradition. Included are a champagne pitcher produced by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Co., wine glasses by Tiffany, and paintings and works on paper by Juan Gris, Charles Sheeler, and Saul Steinberg, among others.
  • Exhibition
    Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35
    Saturday, June 17 - Monday, October 9, 2017
    Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35 is a pioneering exhibition that examines the Empire State’s contributions to painting, sculpture, decorative arts, design, and fashion during this dynamic decade. With a checklist of approximately 70 objects, the show includes material that was conceived and created in New York by New York artists, designers, craftspeople, and manufacturers who were inspired by the convulsive waves of cultural flux that followed the Great War: urban growth, scientific and technical progress, shifting social mores, and changing roles for women and African-Americans.

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